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Student Benefits

  • Deeper Learning. Expand and apply classroom knowledge
  • Control. Create meaningful learning experiences specifically focused on the student’s academic, personal, and/or professional interest
  • Create. Contribute to the creation of new knowledge
  • Get an Edge. Gain an advantage in the workplace by providing concrete evidence of desirable workplace skills* such as:
    • Teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings
    • effectively communicate orally and in writing
    • Critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills
    • The ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings
    • Global issues and developments and their implications for the future
    • The ability to locate, organize, and evaluate information from multiple sources
    • The ability to solve complex problems
    • Project management

* (Source: How Should Colleges Prepare Students To Succeed in Today's Global Economy? AAC&U/Peter D. Hart Research, 2007.)

DOS Benefits

  • Professional Standards. Engage students in learning outcomes that align with the professional standards* in the field on Student Affairs. *(The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education)
  • Best Practices. Engage students in High Impact Educational Practices that educational research suggests increase rates of student engagement and student retention (Kuh, 2008).

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